With all of the attention Carlos Gonzalez has gotten with his April slump following a seven year contract, Jorge de la Rosa has gotten little attention. De la Rosa would be the contract I was most worried about in the next two seasons, as he had yet to throw one single consistent season in his career. So far, his success has been noteworthy if not celebrated.
De la Rosa is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA, 3.17 FIP and 0.6 fWAR. For comparison, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA, 3.63 FIP and 0.5 fWAR. "De la" has been good.
Now that the Rockies broke the Cubs silly .500 "record," they can continue breaking down barriers on the road. The next one is more significant: Colorado not won a series at Wrigley Field in five seasons. They have a good chance of breaking that tonight with the Mexican southpaw taking the ball, but Mike Quade has decided to throw James Russell back out for another start, despite allowing 8 ER in 4.2 IP in two starts this season.
Jorge De La Rosa
#29 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies
Apr 05, 1981
|2011 - Jorge De La Rosa||3-0||4||4||0||0||0||0||24.0||14||8||8||1||10||20||3.00||1.00|
#40 / Pitcher / Chicago Cubs
Jan 08, 1986
|2011 - James Russell||1-2||6||2||0||0||0||1||9.0||16||9||8||3||1||5||8.00||1.89|